Stevie wonder living for the city

Stevie wonder living for the city

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He made the announcement on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show and said the decision was already made. The journalist asked him: «Are you going to move permanently to Ghana? And the singer and songwriter, whose real name is Stevland Hardaway Morris, answered yes.

In 1994 the singer already said that he felt that in the African country there was «more sense of community. «The author of hits such as You are the sunshine of my life or I just called to say I love you » stressed that he does not want «my children’s children to have to say: ‘Oh, please, like me. Please respect me, please, I know I’m important, please value me.’ What is that?».

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Stevland Hardaway Morris (nacido el 13 de mayo de 1950), conocido profesionalmente como Stevie Wonder, es un cantante, compositor, músico y productor discográfico estadounidense. Wonder es considerado un pionero y una influencia para los músicos de géneros como el rhythm and blues, el pop, el soul, el gospel, el funk y el jazz. Prácticamente un hombre orquesta, su uso de sintetizadores y otros instrumentos musicales electrónicos durante la década de 1970 reconfiguró las convenciones del R&B. También contribuyó a llevar el género a la era de los álbumes, elaborando sus LPs como declaraciones cohesivas y coherentes de conciencia social con composiciones complejas.

Ciego desde poco después de su nacimiento, Wonder fue un niño prodigio que firmó con el sello Tamla de Motown a los 11 años, donde se le dio el nombre profesional de Little Stevie Wonder. En 1963, el sencillo «Fingertips» fue un número uno en el Billboard Hot 100 cuando Wonder tenía 13 años, convirtiéndose en el artista más joven en encabezar la lista. El éxito de la crítica de Wonder alcanzó su punto álgido en la década de 1970. Su «periodo clásico» comenzó en 1972 con los lanzamientos de Music of My Mind y Talking Book, este último con «Superstition», que es uno de los ejemplos más distintivos y famosos del sonido del teclado Hohner Clavinet. Sus trabajos Innervisions (1973), Fulfillingness’ First Finale (1974) y Songs in the Key of Life (1976) ganaron el premio Grammy al Álbum del Año, convirtiéndose en el artista que más veces ha ganado este premio, con tres. También es el único artista que ha ganado el premio con tres álbumes consecutivos.

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«I don’t want my children’s children to have to say, ‘Oh, please, like me, please approve of me, please respect me, please, please, I know I’m important, please value me,’ What kind of (life is that)?» the 25-time Grammy Award winner said.

The vocalist ended his letter with a call to action for «all those in the Senate to tell the truth about what they know they can physically see and begin the steps toward accountability, forgiveness and then healing.»

The author of hits such as «You Are the Sunshine of My Life» or «I Just Called to Say I Love You» had already spoken out last September against events such as the murder of George Floyd and titled it, «The Universe is Watching Us – Stevie Wonder on His Feelings.»

«As time moves forward, it seems that a lot has changed. A lot is moving at a different pace. The way we work, live, love, know and greet. Can’t you feel that we are changing the way we see and hear our life and reality?

living for the city

Stevie was asleep, wearing headphones, when the car violently collided with a flatbed truck in front of him. Comatose and bleeding, the star was rushed to the hospital, where the Jackson 5, who were booked to perform in nearby Greensboro, visited him the next day; messages of goodwill came from Paul McCartney, Roberta Flack and members of Chicago.

After a week in intensive care and another week in the hospital, Wonder left to continue his merciful recovery. «What happened to me was something very, very critical, and I was really supposed to die,» Stevie told Crawdaddy magazine candidly. Plastic surgery was suggested to remove the mark left by the accident, but he vowed to leave it «as one of the scars of the life I went through.»

Billboard reflected, «Essentially, this is a one-man band situation and it works. His skill on drums, piano, bass, Arp [synthesizers] are outstanding and all the tracks work within the dramatic framework. All the songs are of his own creation and show a deep concern for outlining serious situation studies.» For all of Stevie’s solo experience, great credit must also go to the innovative Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil for their programming of the Arp and Moog synthesizers.

Stevie wonder living for the city
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